Saturday, May 18th was the 11th Anniversary of the Bay Area Walk Now for Autism Speaks held at History Park in the City of San Jose. It was a beautiful day that brought together over 6,000 people to celebrate the autism community and to get information about autism from over 36 Resources and Service Providers. This year’s event featured live performances and many families stuck around to enjoy a picnic lunch that they brought with them. Huge thanks to our Bay Area Committee for all of their hard work and dedication over the past year to produce an incredible event. We are all so grateful for your time, talent, and commitment to the autism community!
Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to our wonderful Corporate Sponsors who made this Walk possible by donating money and In-Kind; many of them also formed teams. They are Amazing Packaging Supplies, Rothstein & Kass, Trumpet Behavioral, Star One Credit Union, PepsiCo, Safeway, Starbucks, La Boulange, A& B Produce, Inc., George Chiala Farms of Morgan Hill, Glutino, Kinnikinnick Foods, Pamela Products, Whole Foods Cupertino, Whole Foods - Blossom Hill, Lunardi's, Sprouts, Siliconview.com and NBC Bay Area.
The Walk was wonderfully entertaining thanks to our MC Kris Sanchez, DJ Fabian, Nick Guzman and Changeling Dance.
Last, but not least, we’d like to thank our photographers Nicole DeVelbiss and Justin Yu.
Most of all we thank our families for coming out to support Walk Now for Autism Speaks and that someone you love and care about! Through your efforts by fundraising and reaching out we were able to raise over $350,000 dollars for our families here in the Bay Area.
For more information and photos of the Walk, visit our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/AutismSpeaks.BayArea?ref=ts.